Our method of production not only avoids waste, it actively reduces it.
We see fashion as a mode of self expression. It can be bold, it can be humbling, it can be a source of artistic creation and joy. Yet the darkest part of the textile and fashion industry is its gargantuan contribution to the worlds waste.
It is with this in heart and mind that over a decade ago we started building the framework of a brand that not only avoided contributing to the excess waste of the rag trade, but actively reduced it. The NMBQ philosophy rest on five pillars of sustainability:
All of our fabrics are 100% up-cycled. We acquire them from nontraditional sources, such as auction houses, markets and rejects.
Due to our sourcing methods our fabrics are non-seasonal stock. As a consequence our stock doesn't have an expiry date and is housed until sold, drastically reducing our waste.
Any damaged or occasional unsold items are recut and made into our children's wear line One Two Tree Four. While this means double the man hours, we think it's totally worth it.
Our Patch Promise
Good clothing should last a lifetime, which is why every NMBQ piece comes with free *lifetime mending.
We source fabric locally 90% of the time, drastically reducing our need to use shipping and freight companies and effectively reducing our carbon footprint.